It's the Real Soul

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Gene Harris was a very consistent pianist, always infusing the standards and ballads that he interpreted with soul and the blues feeling. On this live set recorded in Pittsburgh, Harris and his regular quartet of the period with guitarist Ron Eschete, bassist Luther Hughes, and drummer Paul Humphrey perform typically soulful versions of "Summertime," "You Don't Know Me," "Lady Be Good" taken at a relaxed tempo, and "That's All." Veteran tenor saxophonist and flutist Frank Wess is featured on four other numbers: two of his originals plus "Straight No Chaser" and "My Funny Valentine." The music overall is predictably excellent, for all of Harris' Concord recordings are easily...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Gene Harris was a very consistent pianist, always infusing the standards and ballads that he interpreted with soul and the blues feeling. On this live set recorded in Pittsburgh, Harris and his regular quartet of the period with guitarist Ron Eschete, bassist Luther Hughes, and drummer Paul Humphrey perform typically soulful versions of "Summertime," "You Don't Know Me," "Lady Be Good" taken at a relaxed tempo, and "That's All." Veteran tenor saxophonist and flutist Frank Wess is featured on four other numbers: two of his originals plus "Straight No Chaser" and "My Funny Valentine." The music overall is predictably excellent, for all of Harris' Concord recordings are easily recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/26/1996
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 013431469223
  • Catalog Number: 4692
  • Sales rank: 44,163

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Summertime (8:39)
  2. 2 You Don't Know Me (6:30)
  3. 3 Oh, Lady Be Good (9:10)
  4. 4 Straight, No Chaser (7:41)
  5. 5 Menage Á Bleu (7:45)
  6. 6 My Funny Valentine (8:37)
  7. 7 Estoril Soul (7:39)
  8. 8 That's All (8:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gene Harris Primary Artist, Piano
Ron Eschete Guitar
Luther Hughes Bass
Paul Humphrey Drums
Frank Wess Flute, Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Gene Harris Quartet Track Performer
Ron Wess Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Allen Farnham Producer
John Burk Producer
George Horn Mastering
Alan Varner Engineer
W. Royal Stokes Liner Notes
Kent Judkins Art Direction
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